Mike Barrett

Freshman - 970 Points (June,1943 / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

Poems Revised For Fellow Eckists # 25 - On Being One's Self - Poem by Mike Barrett


I have a friend
Who said to me,
' You are not
Who I thought
You were -
Nor what I expected
You to be. '

What could I reply?

I am me.
I am who I am.
I am what I am.
I have only to be myself -
Who nor what any other
Expects me to be.

In being me
I and all around me
Experience me
Exactly as needs be -
ITs law
Is that exact!

And this is how
I experience
All others -
Including you!

With me,
You are free to be

In experiencing you
As yourself,
And you, me,
as myself,
Both our lives
Are bettered,
Even better,
ITs will
Is served!


© M. Barrett – all rights reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: insight

Form: Prose Poem

Comments about Poems Revised For Fellow Eckists # 25 - On Being One's Self by Mike Barrett

  • Jazib Kamalvi (3/11/2018 6:35:00 AM)

    A refined poetic imagination, Mike B. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you. (Report)Reply

    (3/16/2018 10:04:00 AM)

    Hi Jazib, I reviewed your poem, Love and.....a lot of thought went into it and it makes its point. Great poetry writes itself....read some of Keat's and Shelly's thoughts on poetry. In the highest sense, the poet is simply the conduit through which poetry flows. Cheers, an may the blessings be.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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